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2007 Cliff Lede - Imagine Rhapsody

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 94 WA
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 351799-2007-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Cliff Lede ratchets up the quality level with the 2007 Imagine Rhapsody, a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, and nearly equal portions of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with a dollop of Petit Verdot included. This opaque purple-colored 2007 is the most backward of this group. Deep, rich notes of charcoal, lead pencil shavings, black currants, licorice, smoke, and wet rock-like characteristics are all present in this well-proportioned, full-bodied, deep, strikingly backward and tannic wine. Loaded with promise, rich, intense, and pure, it should be forgotten for 2-4 years, and drunk over the following 20-25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Anonymous | Rating: 94

    Author: Cyd
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    Drink Dates: 2019-2019
    Author: Andrew

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 93 bottles owned
  • 36 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 36 collectors)